Daring Darleen Candlewick

Oscar Levant Overview:

Legendary actor, Oscar Levant, was born on Dec 27, 1906 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Levant died at the age of 65 on Aug 14, 1972 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

.

He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Recording. Levant was never nominated for an Academy Award.

BlogHub Articles:

The Real Deal: Hoagy Carmichael and

By Duke Mantee on Feb 4, 2013 From Spoilers

So many talented musicians worked in Hollywood during the Studio Era, unknown to the movie-going public, but Hoagy Carmichael and were two talented musicians who worked in front of the camera as well. Hoagy Carmichael was a small-town boy from Indiana, lanky with a lackadaisical style.... Read full article


By Dawn Sample on Sep 1, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

(December 27, 1906 – August 14, 1972) was an pianist, composer, author, comedian, and actor. He studied under Zygmunt Stojowski, a piano pedagogue. In 1924, aged 18, he appeared with Ben Bernie in a short film, Ben Bernie and All the Lads. In 1928, Levant moved to Hollywood where... Read full article


See all articles

Oscar Levant Quotes:

Sid Jeffers: Hey, you just spoiled the beginnings of an odious relationship.


Ezra Millar: Thank you. I'm touched, the piano's touched, and Tchaikovsky's touched.


Sid Jeffers: Tell me, Mrs. Wright, does your husband interfere with your marriage?


read more quotes from Oscar Levant...



Share this page:
Daring Darleen Candlewick
Featuring
(1948)
Tue. 02 Jun. 06:00 AM EST

See Today's TCM Schedule >>
Also a Capricorn






See All Capricorns >>
Oscar Levant on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame



See All Walk of Fame Stars >>
Oscar Levant Facts
Some of his last public appearances were on the television quiz show "The Celebrity Game" (1964) in 1964; he also appeared October 17, 1965 on "What's My Line?" (1950) as the mystery guest promoting his book "Memoirs of an Amnesiac". It was around this time that he increasingly withdrew from the public eye (although he continued to write and his book "The Unimportance of Being Oscar" was published in 1968) and lived the remainder of his life (he died in 1972) with his second wife June and their three daughters out of the limelight.

A composer as well as a pianist, he had more than fifty published songs to his credit, most notably the standard "Blame It on My Youth," and several short instrumental works, including the whimsically titled "A Polka for Oskar Homolka.".

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6728 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

See All Related Facts >>
Related Lists
Create a list


See All Related Lists >>